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In memoriam: Bill Mardo

Bill Mardo, the crusading Daily Worker sports editor who helped force Major League Baseball to integrate with Negro Leagues players, has passed away. He was 88. Mardo died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. From his position as sports editor and columnist with The Daily Worker, Mardo led the call to bring African-Americans to Major League […]

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Satchel Paige, Bismarck and Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

The Bismarck (N.D.) Park Board is debating whether to rename Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, the city’s home to baseball since 1921, after the legendary Satchel Paige. The story behind the request is a fascinating chapter in baseball. Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, had quite the storied career: the greatest […]

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